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Russian elections: Yeltsin wins series of important battles; Zyuganov fails to make inroads
Tuesday 18 June 1996
In the map representing last year's results, black represents Vladimir Zhirinovsky's Liberal Democrats, pink represents Grigoy Yavlinsky's Yabloko, and yellow, other parties. All but one of these regions voted for Yeltsin. Early results showed him ahead on some prize turf: Krasnoyarsk Territory, Ivanovo, Novgorod, Tomsk, Irkutsk and elsewhere.
The Communists have not substantially increased their traditional 25 million-strong core support, despite a strong showing in Russia's red belt and some surprise success - notably, Tatarstan.
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